Sunday, November 6, 2011

Beads, Sand and No Art Fair

I textured this painting with fine glass beads in the red stripe and extremely fine sand in the yellow-green stripe. Love how it looks in the light. Didn't love Saturday. The weather was too bad; too windy and too cold. In our part of Arizona, there are probably 3 or 4 days out of the whole year that are too rainy, cold and/or windy to go out. Saturday was one of those days for me, so no art fair. We were up at 4:30 a.m. with the trailer and car loaded and at the site at 6:00. I waited around for a while and then made the decision it was just too windy to risk it. Hours later, the rain did stop and the winds lifted and the sun came out. It was a first for me. Not a good feeling. Now, I need to put it behind me and get ready for an exciting 4 days with Barbara McGuire, starting on Friday, Nov. 11th. I've never done a face cane and am so looking forward to an intense workshop over the weekend.


Makrina Zografou said...

love the colours!!!

Barbara said...

So sad about the show not happening. It must have been a bummer of a feeling for you. But onward we all must go from such disappointments, and knowing you are excited about next weekend's workshop says you have already done that. Did someone say FACES? I can't wait to see! I've tried to discern which of your stripes in the top photo has fine glass beads and which has sand. It's hard, but I'm guessing the top reddish stripe has glass. I have a container small fine glass beads, and I just love to sink my hand into them. I enjoy glass things almost as much as faces!

Its All About Creating said...

Thanks to both of you! I edited the post to say the glass beads were in the red stripe. Didn't even occur to me to say which was which. So funny that you mentioned sinking your hand in the container of glass beads...I do the same thing.